Poets House, currently located in a Soho loft, will soon be packing up its 50,000-volume poetry library and literary center and moving to a larger 10,000-square-foot space in Battery Park City. Help them celebrate their new neighborhood with this day of readings, performances, and walks that’s sure to inspire your inner Walt Whitman. At 11 a.m., poet Chris Martin leads an interactive walking tour for children and adults. At 1 p.m., take a staff-guided tour of Battery Park City’s literary spots, with stops at the Irish Hunger Memorial and the World Financial Center Plaza to read the quotes by poets inscribed into the landscape. The program’s highlight is at 3 p.m., when top poets Edward Field, Joan Larkin, Patricia Smith, John Yau, and Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Simic read their work in lovely Rockefeller Park overlooking the Hudson River.
Sat., Oct. 11, 11 a.m., 2008